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Jets-Pats III promises to build on great playoffs

Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:11 am
Edited on: January 9, 2011 12:19 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Peyton Manning marched down the field and Adam Vinatieri kicked a clutch 50-yard field goal to put the Colts up two points with 53 seconds left and a somewhat shaky Mark Sanchez needing to march the field for the Jets to win.

You'd think that would have been the end of that, but, somehow, Antonio Cromartie broke a big return, Braylon Edwards made a big catch, Sanchez hit some big throws and Rex Ryan finally got the Manning version of a monkey off his back.

There will be obligatory columns about Peyton Manning's legacy: after all, he's only 9-10 in the postseason. Seven of 11 times since making the playoffs, he's gone one-and-done. He piles up stats, but his team doesn't always win.

"Well I tell you what, it feels awesome, because this is a playoff and we're moving on," Ryan said. "The guy's the best there is and he almost did it to us again coming back, but our offense had to pick up the defense again and that's how we played all year.

It was a dogfight and we knew it would be coming here and playing against Peyton Manning and the Colts. But man, what a great feeling. What an amazing feeling."

Ryan's got bigger things to worry about than beating Peyton, of course -- early reports had the Patriots opening as nine-point favorites against the Jets next week in Foxboro.

Thankfully, because of a cornucopia of storylines, this should be one of the most entertaining weeks in the NFL postseason in a while.

Rex Ryan's Foot Fetish still looms (although if anyone wasn't going to talk about it, it's the Patriots). Ryan complained about the Pats running up the score after that recent game.

Recently, he said that Peyton Manning prepares a lot more than Tom Brady. Because, you know, there wasn't already enough reason for the Jets and Pats to really hate each other.



Fortunately, Mark Sanchez actually seemed to take a leap during the second half, meaning Bill Belichick won't completely confound the Jets' offense; whatever simplifications of the playbook Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer busted out worked brilliantly. In the first half, Sanchez looked completely lost and/or injured, as he made a critical goal-line interception and consistently overthrew receivers.

"You gotta tip our hat to our offense -- it was unbelievable," Ryan said about the halftime adjustments. "We totally dominated the second half offensively and on defense we had to hold serve. It was one of those things against Peyton where you're never going to stop him completely but our guys played well enough to get it done and keep him out of the end zone and our offense was just spectacular."

Of course, Sanchez didn't "dominate," but he only threw three incompletions in the second half. That's not as amazing when you consider how much the Jets pounded the ball, consistently piling up yardage, melting the clock, keeping the ball out of Manning's hands and doing what they do best: ground-and-pound.

That simplistic style of football won't be the basis for a ridiculous over-hyped week of media discussion about Jets-Pats III (a treat even though Manning's out of the playoffs and seeing he and Brady square off is always fun), but if Ryan's crew can keep balling the way they did in the second half Saturday, the football will be as entertaining as the sideshow.

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Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Jets-Pats III promises to build on great playoffs

HA, HA ,HA  - WTF does previous 103 games have to do with anything.  The only way the Jets win is if the the Pats beat themselves with turnovers, and guess what?  Not going to happen!!!  Oh the jets do look like a time on the rise, too bad for them the rich only get richer w/ 2 picks in each of the 1st 3 rounds in this upcoming draft for the Pats.  Looks like the Jets will continue to be nothing more then the Patriots little Bitches! 



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 11:11 am
 

Jets-Pats III promises to build on great playoffs

Not likely...  Read the Boston Globe...  They have it right...



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Jets-Pats III promises to build on great playoffs

Ok. Here's how it's gonna go:

Dirty Sanchez will throw 4 picks.
Jets RB's will get about 130 yards.
Rex Ryan will shoot his mouth off.

Brady will throw 3 or 4 touchdowns.
BGE will rush for 1 or 2.
Pats will get ready for Pitt.

Pats win 36 - 17.. Jets fans cry.

This is what happens every time they play in New England.



Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Jets-Pats III promises to build on great playoffs

You're right, we all love New York but remain in Boston, but that is because New York is still full of New Yorkers....I'm not sure how the previous 103 games can indicate how we should bet on this one, but I know the last game will give me a pretty good idea of what the likely outcome will be....


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